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Ozark Highlands Trail



Happy Holiday



And In Other News



Scottish National Trail



Corona Virus and the Trail



7 New "Long Distance" Hikes around the World



General Stove Thread


odd man out

Padjelanta and Sarek NP



Pinned welcome to the cafe



Whiskey Thread



Took a walk today


Traffic Jam

Snow Skiing


Traffic Jam

Going to see AWITW in an hour. Woo hoo.



Wildlife Sightings Today



whats the weather where you are?



Baseball Thread



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  • Muddywaters -

    Replied to the thread Ozark Highlands Trail.

    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Muddywaters: “When I hit spots like that I tie my bright orange bandana on a tree so I can see where I was....while i wander a bit. ” Never thot of that; good idea. Most I've done when I get "confused" is start…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked EdDzierzak’s post in the thread Scottish National Trail.

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    lotsa trails in Scotland. walkhighlands.co.uk/
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Ozark Highlands Trail.

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    Trail can have a few spots on eastern end that get hard to follow once leaves ares down due to poor blazing. Its a bit frustrating. Not for long distance is just 20 or 30 yards but still......thats enough Two people have a big advantage can one can…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Ozark Highlands Trail.

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    When my children were younger I took them at separate times to Black Friday sales, even sitting bundled up outside waiting in camp chairs. But nothing I really need now and not too keen on hanging out in crowds of strangers at this time. So heading out…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread And In Other News.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Here is a mystery for you... boston.com/news/national-news/…-otherworldly-utah-desert ” A bit of an update: wsbtv.com/news/trending/myster…OTfytsUulomX19O1yhMqTi2Yc
  • IMScotty -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread 7 New "Long Distance" Hikes around the World.

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    Smoking Sox and I have been talking about what hikes we will do after we finish the AT. I see a few options where we could bring the wives and they could stay indoors while we hike. :thumbup:
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread 7 New "Long Distance" Hikes around the World.

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    Besides some beautiful scenery some interesting choices here. And a large variance between coast to coast in Singapore (22 miles) and Canada (over 2 years). Lichtenstein is another country I have visited that wouldn't take long to hike across. :)
  • IMScotty -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Corona Virus and the Trail.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Quote from Dmax: “Still a terrible idea. Here in Tennessee it's still happening. The nursing home my wife works at had two Covid patients received this week. The only thing we can figure is that it is part of a national…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Dmax’s post in the thread Corona Virus and the Trail.

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    I feel sorry for all in the medical field right now. From the top specialist all the way to the laundry, kitchen and everywhere between. A lot of stress and hours and always being short handed. Hard for places to hire in right now. Nobody wants a job at…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Dmax’s post in the thread Corona Virus and the Trail.

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    There are 5 total cases at her facility, plus 6 staff at home right now. She does wound care on two of the residents. They have a good isolation unit for the positive cases. How well protocal is followed, I'm not sure. But I know the few that have to be…



  • Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus
    Weight - 16 ounces
    Weight w/Pegs - 18.125 ounces
    Material - 30D Silnylon
    Features - A no-frills tarp with a no-see-um skirt perimeter. Uses a single trekking pole set anywhere between 40" (100cm) to hug the ground or 49" (125cm) to provide great ventilation.
    Pros - Weight, Ventilation
    Cons - The setup is slightly confusing. There are 6 points to attach with pegs. Two of those point must be pegged first and are very difficult specify in dark and/or windy…
  • Winter Linville Gorge

    On February 27th, 28th and 29th I did a two night out and back trip from Wolf Pit Road trail-head to Table Rock mountain and back. In typical cafe fashion I planned this trip while driving 80 mph east on I-40 heading back from the Smokies. I stopped at a McDonald's to borrow some free Wifi to get a picture of a the trails and away I went. Going up Wolf Pit road in my 2002 Honda Accord was risky with the amount of ice and snow on the road. The final hill going down to the…
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park

    On February 25th and 26th I did a nice loop in the Smokies from Big Creek Ranger Station parking lot to Deep Gap along the AT south of Mt. Cammerer fire tower. There was about 6 to 8 inches of snow while going up. I stealth camped due to the amount of snow coming in and the next day went down the Big Creek trail. Overnight there was another 6 to 8 inches of snow and freezing fog.

  • Chicken Jambalaya

    5 grams - Freeze Dried Chicken
    7 grams - Dehydrated Chopped Onion
    5 grams - Dehydrated Leeks
    2 grams - Freeze Dried Celery
    5 grams - Freeze Dried Bell Pepper
    56 grams - Rice (Real or Instant)
    2 grams - Dehydrated Green Onion
    7 grams - Creole Seasoning
    7 grams - Dehydrated Diced Tomato
    7 grams - Tomato Powder
    7 grams - Chicken Stock Powder
    1 gram - Black Pepper
    1 gram - Salt
    28 grams - Dried Chorizo Sausage
    14 grams - Olive Oil
    8 ounces - Water

    Calories - 680
    Dry Weight -…
  • Nestle Nido and Breakfast Essential Based Milkshakes

    Nestle Nido is a full fat powdered milk which when combined with water makes a high calorie milk. I add Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials to add flavor and additional calories.

    Chocolate Latte

    1/2 Cup - Nestle Nido
    2 Packets - Chocolate Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials
    2 Packets - Folgers Instant Coffee Singles
    16 Ounces - Water

    Calories 580
    Weight 4.5 ounces

    1) Combine dry ingredients in zip lock bag
    2) Mix with water and…